March 1, 2023

Introducing Johnathon Bush, Acting Leader of AF-Chicago!

By: AF Editors

Meet our new Acting Leader of AF-Chicago!
Johnathon Bush is the owner and founder of Not Just Cookies Wholesale Bakery, an online bakery using the power of technology, ghost delivery, and mobile apps to bring fresh cookies coast to coast. NJC offers both traditional desserts and allergen-free desserts to their customers, spreading sweetness across the country.

Introducing Johnathon Bush, Acting Leader of AF-Chicago! 1

Born with a passion for business (and love for desserts) Johnathon started his first business in his mom’s kitchen when he was 13. Johnathon is also an alum of the ASCEND program through Northwestern University, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business, Founder First, and ICIC.

He has also been featured in the Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, CBS-Chicago, and other media outlets. Johnathon has a passion for encouraging and fostering youth entrepreneurship, free enterprise and is currently focused on building the NJC brand globally. He’s excited to get to work in Chicago connecting AF with future young leaders and deepening our connections to the local community!

1. What is your fulltime job?

Owner & Founder, Not Just Cookies Wholesale Bakery, LLC.

2. Career advice in three words?

Abandon comfort zone

3. What do you wish you could go back and tell yourself at the beginning of your career? 

Listen more, talk less. Be more transparent and always ask for help.

4. What’s your morning routine?

Drink my morning drink (Celsius), write my daily task, and check my emails